Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hanne Kortegaard's Mussel Chair

You would not be wrong to think of this chair was made in the 50s or 60s.  However, you may be surprised that it was actually made in 2010.  It was Hanne's graduation project from the Danish Design School in Copenhagen.  This is what she had to say about it:

"The Mussel is intended for young people but also children and adults. I have tried to visualize the symbiosis that can occur between child and adult in a cozy environment. Transferring the concept and form of the mussel, into a form where I have let myself be inspired by the mussels idiom. Because the mussel for me symbolizes and expresses the symbiosis and dependence of two objects – the shell and the mussel."

I like the multi-functionality of the chair.  Or specifically the ottoman.  It can act as an armrest, head rest (when put on the floor), footrest/ ottoman, or seat booster for a child (when inset into the seat).  A very clever way of designing a multitasking furniture.

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